Science Policy Insider News
Science Policy Insider News (February 2009)
Congress has delivered to President Barack Obama a hard-fought legislative package including tax cuts and targeted spending designed to boost the flagging economy.
On February 18, NSF Director Dr. Arden Bement announced the search for a new Assistant Director (AD) for the Biological Sciences Directorate, a position in which Dr. James Collins has served since October of 2005.
On February 4-5, 2009, the NIDA and NIAAA are scheduled to meet. Part of that time will be used to discuss whether or not to consider a possible merger of these two organizations.
The National Academy Committee on Human-Systems Integration will be inform APA's congressional advocacy on behalf of psychological research within the Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security for Fiscal Year 2010.
As NIMH, along with the rest of NIH, needs to use the stimulus funds within two years, some funds will likely go to projects that were determined to be scientifically meritorious during the last round of peer review.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) recently released a call for applications for its Investigator Awards in Health Policy Research program, which is designed to support scholars from a range of fields who have innovative projects that can enhance policy to improve health or health care in the U.S.